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Offline AegeanBlue

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Greek Space Agency
« on: 01/30/2017 09:46 PM »
There are several reports in Greek news sites that a new bill set in Parliament will create a National Center for Space Applications (Εθνικο Κεντρο Διαστημικών Εφαρμογών). The news has already been trolled on the internet: According to the several facebook posts Prime Minister Tsipras will put in there 1400 cleaning ladies, 400 bodyguard and open a Prime Minister's office on the ISS, with all the staff being paid irrespective of if it is on the job or not.

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Re: Greek Space Agency
« Reply #1 on: 02/01/2017 04:27 PM »
Here is an article in English from the Kathimerini newspaper:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/215744/article/ekathimerini/news/minister-inaugurating-greek-space-agency

As I mentioned #Greek_NASA is the top trending topic in the Greek twitersphere, with a large number of memes making fun of the government proclamation and the current government in general

Re: Greek Space Agency
« Reply #2 on: 05/06/2018 06:11 PM »

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Re: Greek Space Agency
« Reply #3 on: 05/06/2018 06:37 PM »
Seems similar to what happens in other countries, like Portugal.
Government uses it as a flag for modernity, high tech economy, promising great benefits for the economy, but in the end not providing much budget.

In the case of Portugal, it actually looks worst. There is already an aerospace community of companies in the country, there is a meager government budget, but now the government wants to create a space agency. My take: jobs for the boys, less money for space.

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